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    September 24, 2012
    7:00 - 7:30pm PDT  

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and the school principal goes from the classroom to jail. we discovered why he's being kept there for now. . >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. good evening, it's monday, september 24th. i'm gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. after much ado, you can now take a taxi from marin county to san francisco without ever getting in a car. new at 7:00, the laws of new water testing service. live in san francisco where the port of san francisco two companies who provide water service at a price. >> that's right, gasia. the jd call and they will come. these are five-year contracts for the two companies to provide the water taxi service as an alternative to getting into street cabs or the traditional
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ferry. >> all clear? . >> all clear. >> the boat is called gain changer and that's exactly what the founders hope their company will be. >> traffic is easier. >> providing a new water taxi service to people in san francisco and marin county. instead of taking a ferry or conventional taxi or town car, the 42-foot boat can carry up to a dozen passengers across the bay. >> you call, we pick you up, as opposed to being on a schedule or set route. >> the water taxi will be able to take passengers to three san francisco locations, fishermen's wharf and at&t park. san francisco water taxi will run only between the san francisco location. >> they have the rights to land on our property we designate as long as they provide back a set of the gross revenues. >> highlights taxi service plans to roll out a phone a people's exhibit no.p on their web site soon which will allow passengers
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to call water taxi. already they've been getting calls. >> picking up more and more. we have reservations booked all the way to october 20th j the pricing, though, is higher than taking a ferry. the water taxi fare from wisher man's wharf to at&t park is about $30 one way for two people. $99 to sauce lee doe. >> it would be worth it as a group if there was sound interest but one single person, the price is going to determine, yeah, that. >> the two companies hope to be up and running in time for sweet week in just ten days. live in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. the group come is facing legal allegations that a staff member abused mentally-tlaed children. claims he did nothing when a mother sent an e-mail claiming staff member was sexually abusing her daughter back in 2009.
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contacted the facilities headquarters in campbell. we are told they had no comment. faces felony charges with the case and two other alleged victims. jury selection began in federal court today in the trial of a former san francisco. prosecutors say that debra madden stole cocaine from the lab's drug analysis back in 2009. she faces a federal charge of obtaining cocaine by means of fraud or deception. the led to the closure of police crime lab and the dismissal of hundreds of criminal cases. its convictions could face up to four years in prison. happening now, san francisco's police chief is meting with community members to discuss last week's police shooting in the mission district. it's the second of two scheduled for today. this morning residents shared their frustration. they're not upset about last tuesday's shooting as much as they are dismayed with the protests and vandalism that followed. >> thinks that policemen and absolutely no arrests, this is unbelievable. how do you think the rest of us
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feel who live in the neighborhood. >> thursday's shooting happened after officers say they arrested a suspected gang member who pulled an assault pistol. the suspect is in the hospital in fair can't. it happened about 1:00 a.m. near the bart station. officers say they were searching for a man following an early shooting at nearby early bird lounge when they spotted the suspect's car. according to investigators, the driver put the car in reverse and started coming toward the officer. that's when they opened fire killing na at the number ofeased his officer-involved shootings in parts of bay area today, san francisco had 15 shootings in 2010, eight last year and six altercations so far this year. in san jose there were four shootings in 2010 compared to eight last year and three so far this year. in vallejo the numbers went down from three in 2010 to two last year and then shot up to seven
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this year. oakland finished fourth they had shootings in 2010, five last year and three so far this year. . a south bay elementary school principal is behind bars tonight for selling drugs to an undercover officer. robert honda has new details for the principal's first court appearance. >> 42-year-old eric dean louis appeared subdued in the courtroom this afternoon. the principal in montague elementary school in santa clara faces drug charges. louis was arrested at this caltrain station in san francisco thursday afsh. investigators say he had arranged to meet what turned out to be an undercover agent contacted through a dating web site. a search here at louis's san francisco apartment turned up a quarter ounce of meth amphetamine and the other drug. then agents came to the school and seized the principal's computer. >> i think it's very difficult. it's very shocking. it's a very sad time for the school. >> parents who taught were also
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shot. louis was principal here for only seven years, seemed popular and ironically set up anti-drug programs. most parents were informed by a letter from the school. >> we were really quite disappointed because mr. louis is quite respected here. >> the prosecutor says there is no indication any children were involved and louis has no prior criminal record but in court prosecutor argued louis should not be released on his own recognizance because he lives outside santa clara county and investigators are concerned louis might use drug money for bail. >> we want to make sure that any money coming into secure habds is from proper source sdmrs so while bail is set at $25 thushgs, louis will remain in jail while his funds are checked. louis returns to court friday. ktvu channel 2 news. happening now about a hundred people have gathered where government officials and chevron providing community residents with an update on the refinery fire last month. the public meeting started about an hour ago. officials from the epa, contra
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costa health, emergency services are speaking and chevron representatives will be feelgd questions. police say they hope to learn more about the fire that set toxic smoke into their community. one woman told us she's upset about a federal finding that chevron did not properly monitor a pipe. >> it's a federal position, scandal has broke. i want to know what chevron has to say for themselves. >> earlier today chevron's general manager confirmed that the likely cause of the august 6th fire was pipe corrosion. at least one person has died in a brush fire burning in san diego county. police officials say they found the body of an 82-year-old man. the fire started yesterday near the u.s. border. it's now 40% contain and had still threatenings dozens of other homes. investigators are still looking into what caused it. . parts of contra costa county
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control burns for today in antioch near valley and gran day road all part of necessary to remove fire hazards and firefighters. fire officials say the smoke was seen from antioch. burns will continue tomorrow and friday. investigators are look intoog what caused an accident on a freeway that killed a deputy. it happened about 3. 30 this morning right near stone ridge road in pleasanton. chp said a man walk today tla traffic and was hit by two vehicles. all lane of that freeway were shut down for three hours. officials are still trying to figure out who the man is and how he got on the freeway. finds california voters are about split the november ballot to repeal the death penalty. 42% of voters say they will vote yes on proposition 34. 45% say they plan to vote no. 13% say they are undecided. also asked voters about prop 31,
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which reform the state's budget process and create rules to offset new spending. 42% plan to vote no. 21% says they're vote yes. 39% said undecided. mitt romney campaigned in colorado today where he krit sides president obama over an interview on last night's 60 minutes program. in the interview the president suggest it had violence anti marriage program overseas represented bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments. this is time for a president who will shake events in the middle east not just be merciful or be in mercy of the events in the middle east. >> the obama campaign issued a statement shortly after romney's comments saying romney purposely misinterpreted the president's words and politicized an international crisis to help the campaign. >> the president is also being criticized. tomorrow's meeting of the united nation's general assembly but
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interview on the view today meeting with other heads of state. white house the president's schedule saying he also speaks to world leaders by phone and still have formal opportunities to connect in new york. more than 200 workers rallied on the steps of the capitol building today urging governor brown to sign what they are calling a bill of rights. the bill will regulate wages, hours and working conditions for workers who were hired as personal attendants. opponents including many staffing agencies argue the bill would drive up costs. a company is looking to hire hundreds of people by the end of the year. we'll show you who they're looking for and show you the cool technology that they're developing. and play off fooer for giants fans get a little more real. tickets went on sale today and the rush now being anticipated. seasonal will return to the bay area for your tuesday and a big warmup coming our way. i'll show you the numbers coming up. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools.
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today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight.
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. the company ma makes apple's iphone has sus pektded production. the fight involving 2,000 employees broke out last night. what you're seeing here is you tube video reportedly showing the scene. police say 40 people were hurt in this melee with to be related. . >> still with the new iphone meanwhile are not living up to expectations. am today reported it had sold 5 million iphone fives and released on friday and between 6 and 10 million sales of the smart phone in the first three days. apple's ceo says he's still impress dz with the demand. the company's stock fell nearly 1% of trading. facebook's stock today financial magazine claimed the
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company is still too pricey despite a sharp decline since initial public offering last mae. facebook shares developed more than 9% at the end of training to $20.79, about 40% less than priesd at $38 shths in the broader market stocks fell. dow jones lost more than 20 points, nasdaq fell about 19. . general electric is launching a new push to add tons of jobs. roar rain explains how san ramon fulfill a long-time goal. >> you can see that he can actually move. >> this is a sneak peak at technology being developed right now by software center in san ramon. >> as you see what's happening your gestures and movements are being seen by the computer and there was a movie on minority report. >> yeah. >> this is actually taking that and building it for real. >> looks fun, but hopes technology one day will help in
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the operating room and mechanics in your car without ever touching it flt right now a little more than 200 people work here. ge is building space for another 200 employees by the end of the year. opportunities in marketing, finance, hr, many experienced engineers. >> these are high-end jobs so those jobs coming into this area are going to have an impact. this is actually a satellite secure. >> the major sees it as a renaissance for his city along with chevron and at&t, having ge here will be the town closer to its dream of a real downtown. >> we're getting a critical mass of well-trained, highly-educated professionals in san ramon. we need to attract other people thoo want to be a part of that process. >> he believes more families will choose to live here and for the people who already do. >> they're getting home early, going to soccer field, little leeshgs spend time with their family. >> here at fisher branch more than 600 companies do business. it has 10 million square feet of office space and it helps to build that and finish this
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downtown project in five years. ktvu channel 2 news. a peanuts raul has now to include 76 types of nut butters. trader joe's raul peanut butter this weekend taf fda linked the peanut butter to 29 mo salmonella illnesses. many manufacturers of peanut butter rauling dozens of other peanut and almond butter. for a complete list of those items go to our web site ktvu.com and click on hot topics. celebrating three new laws from the 2010 pipeline explosion in san bruno. >> this legislation will give the tools to refocus pg&e's priorities. >> california public utilities commission office in san francisco. the legislation sponsored and signed by the governor over the weekend requires the cpuc to
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apply federal safety recommendations, limit bonuses and better evaluate performance. the log will help prevent the 2010 tragedy from happening again. bay area band green day has issued an apology for incident caught on camera over the weekend at a concert in las vegas. here's that video. it shows green day front man billy joel armstrong having a melt down on stage. armstrong waz parently upset about the band's time being cut short. the band now said it was not cut short and that armstrong checked into a substance abuse clinic. the san francisco giants vision-clefrnling win means the team's first post season baseball game at at&t park will happen less than two weeks from now and tells us could bring a million visitors to san francisco that weekend. >> line drive. that's it. >> from the catch to the cash, here the giant's dugouts were
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getting a jump on october baseball. >> i'm going to get all giants up. >> tickets for the division series went on sale online today but only for season holders. the general public can begin requesting tickets online tomorrow. >> we have 9 thousand ticketholders now so the amount of inventory is much more scarce. >> i think that we'll get tickets and that it may not be the exact seats that we want, but if we're in the park when they play, it's great. >> the success for the giants trickle out to restaurants and bars throughout the city and especially near at&t park. >> mostly the energy and excitement and the fun. people come down because they want to be a part of the scene. >> right now it appear it is giants will play at home october 6th and 7th. if those dates sound familiar, it's baz that's the same week san francisco will be hosting the blue ab angels, the
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bluegrass festival and now the giants. good luck getting a hotel room. >> rooms are going to be tight already so it's going to be very expensive and hard -- hard to book. >> you may raul two years ago the giants clenched on the last day of this season and the play offs started two days later. now, everyone has two weeks to get ready. in san francisco, rob rob ktvu channel 2 news. celebrating the division-clenching victory click on the link under those photo tabs. bay area revealed today she was five weeks pregnant when she won the gold medal in london. she's now 11 weeks along. she and her husband already have ages 2 and 3. she said she felt something was different and suspected she was pregnant when she was at the summer games. doctors today released from the hospital after hit in yesterday's game between oakland
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and pittsburgh. he was knocked out by helmet to helmet and lay motionless on the ground for several minutes. the team said he suffer add concussion and neck strain and spent the night under observation. no word yet on when he'll be cleared to play again. it's a story that's been making headlines off and on for years now. coming up a special celebration happening this week for a one of a kind with a message. . and officially fall but it may not feel like it. meteorologist rose mary orozco will tell us how long this is going to stick around. and if you're on the go, you can still watch ktvu news casts live on your computer smart phone or tab let. get the app or go to ktvu.com.
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. it's a big week for the bike ride in san francisco known as critical map. this marks 20 years cycles first hit the streets on map. wide range of activities is scheduled throughout the week including daily bike rides and a concert. critical mass ride on friday night and organizers say it should be one of biggest ever people coming from all over the world to take part. well, last week we were saying how it felt more like fall instead of summer but here we are at the beginning of fall and it feels more like. >> summer.
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we eventually will get there. we'll be really warm as we head into the weekend. actually a minor cooling is what we felt in many areas anywhere from six to seven degrees below what befelt yesterday during the afternoon and the breeze is sliethd in most cases. we've got 50 miles per hour recorded, 12 at fairfield, 9 in san jose. the northern gradient a little bit stronger but not enough to knock out those clouds. low clouds along the coastline pretty much all day long. 63 right now at san ra fell, 66 in napa, 76 in concord as well as fairfield, 77 in antioch still mild warm the closer you get to the central valley. 74 livermore and 70 degrees at san jose. satellite radar here we've got low pressure that is shifting off to the east a little bit of cooler weather now that it's out of our way will be in place for your tuesday and that will allow warm just a few degrees. all in all we should feel a lot like today. we'll start out with morning
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clouds around the bay. 60s and 70s. inland areas back into the 80s. our winds will be generally light mostly in the afternoon. what we expect tomorrow morning with partly cloudy skies it will be a cool start today once again. 48 in napa. mid 50s in oakland. 53 degrees in oregon hill and san jose. 50 degrees expected along the coast. by the afternoon we're warming up and feeling pretty good. 83 in santa rose sa, 82 for napa, 76 in san ra fell. 71 expected for you oakland. 87 for livermore. down in the south bay 79 in san jose, 82 saratoga, 79 for santa clara, 73 san mateo. for tomorrow 58 man bruno. right around downtown san francisco low 60s pacifica over in bay. the extended forecast so for tomorrow and wednesday subtle changes in the forecast there. gasia and i talked gist a moment
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ago about a warmup, there it is. with your weekend in view as we get into thursday a warming trend will begin and then back into the low 90s as early as friday with mostly sunny skies for inland areas. temperatures look to be the warmest come sunday. 93 looks to be the average for the hotter spots and along the coastline low to mid 60s expect partly cloudy skies. gasia. thank you, rose mary. discrimination and domestic violence. spoke on all forms of discrimination against women. quite the commission with help san francisco the number of domestic violence homicides by 80% over the past decade. the mayor said the commission hands out $3 million a year grants community organizations to help fight domestic violence. well, thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. i'm gasia mikaelian and our coverage continues with the 10:00 news and tonight the push allows apartments in one bay
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area city. how much would you pay for 220 square feet of living here for you at ktvu.com. tmz is up next right here on tv 36
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